Essay on What Makes A Smooth Sea Never Made A Skillful Sailor

1316 Words Mar 12th, 2015 6 Pages
Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. “A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.” As I stepped out the door, slowly and resentfully I walked down the staircase, then suddenly turned to look at the house which I grew up in. A part of me was agitated to see the new place I was going to to further my education and another part was discouraged to leave my friends, an intimate surrounding and most importantly, remembering that I was going to be away from my family when I have settled after a month. My family has always been an important part of my life. I never knew how important they were till we were on the journey to Halifax. On the journey we reflected on great memories, especially during the family dinner we had every Sunday which was a great bonding time and also where we reflect our family values. I had a special time with my sisters being the big brother. On our arrival in Halifax, the transition still felt unreal until it was time for me to resume school in grade 10 at Armbrae academy opposite Dalhousie university. This change affected me in different ways, although we spoke on the phone at least twice a week, but it was hard to break the bond between us. Then I remembered my purpose of coming to this country and also my promise to my parents and sisters which was to make them proud.

Considering this, I knew I had to build up my communication skills so I joined different programs, curricular activities,…

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